Glaring gaps: America needs a biodefense upgrade

By Daniel M. Gerstein, March 4, 2017

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When it comes to preparedness and response capabilities in the face of a large-scale biological incident, whether natural or human-made, American planning remains a work in progress. Recent legislation has called for a comprehensive biodefense strategy. If carried out in a thorough and systematic way, and properly funded, this will be a great improvement for the country and the world.

As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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